• The Departing

  • The End Time Saga, Book 4
  • By: Daniel Greene
  • Narrated by: Keith Szarabajka
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (278 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Run, hide, or fight are your only options in this deadly game of apocalypse...but you can only run so far.

Steele and his followers retreat before the might of Colonel Jackson's rogue military unit. Jackson is always two steps ahead in their apocalyptic war, and Steele's back is against the ropes. He must find a way to outlast his opponent while holding his loose confederation of allies and former enemies together or face certain annihilation.

Back in her small hometown of Hacklebarney, Iowa, Gwen struggles to convince her cautious neighbors to provide refuge for Steele's haggard forces. If she doesn't succeed, Jackson's noose will tighten, and her friends and loved ones will be crushed on the banks of the Mississippi River.

The remaining loyal United States military implements a daring plan to hold the nation's eastern flank against the dead. Operation Homefront hinges on the successful training of the civilian population for war. Colonel Kinnick quickly finds that not everyone wants their help.

The dead and the living alike march in a struggle for the ashes of a nation. Like a game of chess, every move dictates who will live and who will die in this epic fourth book of the award-winning End Time saga.

©2018 Daniel Greene (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Difficult to 'PART' with 'THE DEPARTING'

Just when I thought "The End Time Saga" could not get any better! Absolutely remarkable! I cannot wait till the next book ("The Holding") comes out.

So much happened in this episode, and I barely noticed the almost nonexistent Zombie fighting. Testament to what a phenomenal novelist Mr. Greene is.

Loss of friends and foes alike, with Steele and Gwen showing new sides/capabilities to their already multidimensional, resilient characters, and loved traveling to Gwen's hometown in Iowa, meeting her family, friends, and even an old beaux of hers from years ago.

This episode certainly left quite a bit of unanswered questions, which I am excited to find out the answers to in the upcoming episodes.

Much thanks to narrator Mr. Keith Szarabajka, who always does a fantabulous job voicing all of the characters. Absolutely terrific! :)

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Great Read

just finished and will say I loved it. the ending was perfect. some unexpected turn of events along with a few hangers. being from southeast Iowa I enjoyed being able to picture everything and follow all that went down in Iowa.
keep up the good work and excited for the next book in the series!!

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  • 12-07-18

Once again amazing!!!

Once again Daniel Greene pulled me into a book that I could not stop listening to with another fantastic novel. The best of the End Time Saga books so far, The Departing paints a new picture of this thriller series. Gwen is back and we see a new backdrop of how the virus is affecting those West of the Mississippi River. Emotions run deep as we lose some favorite characters. Can’t say enough about this audible book and Keith does another fantastic job narrating! Greene....Hurry, hurry, hurry to finish book 5. I can’t wait with to get off the cliff!!!!!!!!!!!

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Another thrilling story from Mr. Greene!

It gets better with each new installment! I especially love some of the new character introductions in The Departing and I'm so excited that they are continuing their journey through the midwest! Keith Szarabajka is a fantastic voice actor and I've enjoyed listening to him all through this series- highly recommend!

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Awesome series!!

I love this series highly recommend for anyone wanting a great story to keep you on the edge of your seat. The writing really pulls you in with great character development and the reader is really good at different voices.

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Action packed and entertaining!

I've enjoyed the series so far and look forward to the next installment. Hats off to the narrator.

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Entertaining

Left me wanting more! Very captivating, the narrator kept my attention. Left me eager to listen to the next book in the series.

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Another wonderful book in a fantastic series!

It's been one heck of an adventure for these characters. it's never ending. Just when you think they might be able to rest and settle down for a week something else happens that they can not not complete the mission.
I'm still amazed at what this auther has done. All the apocalyptic books I have read hS concentrated on the zombies, but this series concentrates on the feelings and Characters and their own battles that the must face. Knowing that a mob of infected could end their lives at any time, they still have feelings and modern world ethics. Although having the regular characters, new ones are popping in which also changes the dynamics of the group. I can't wait for what the next book has in store for them

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awesome series!

Another great book in the series also well narrated! can't wait to start the next one!

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loved it

loved it.. great series to listen to while at work..can't wait to finish this series

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